Microchipping Your Dog

The prospect of your pup getting lost – and maybe slipping out of his collar or losing his name tag – is unbearable. Dog theft is on the increase today as well, so security is becoming an issue for all dog owners.

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How microchipping works

Microchipping, which is the painless insertion of a microchip under the skin on his neck, means that any vet or dog rescue organisation can ‘read’ the chip with a handheld scanner, and your dog can be reunited with you quickly.

Your vet can perform the procedure at any of your routine appointments, and it literally takes just seconds to make your dog identifiable for life. The chip number will be entered into a computer system, and you will be sent a certificate confirming your ownership and address, plus how to amend your details should you move home.

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